A top London surgeon has stepped in to rescue a toddler who has had Bart Simpson burned onto his forearm after a cheap Spanish stick-on tattoo went wrong.
The toddler was allowed the stick on henna tattoo by his parents, but suffered an allergic reaction to the dye.
Top Surgeon Raphael Pongus-Toffbury today offered to treat the embarrassed tot for free. After an initial examination he explained that while a "Bart Simpson tattoo is acceptable for a three year old, he's going to feel stupid heading towards his teens."
Instead, the top doctor has revealed that with careful surgery the tattoo can be altered to a buxom naked woman by the age of 16 or alternatively, a naked sailor, if the kid turns out to be gay.
Pongus-Toffbury added, "As a further option, Bart can be "restyled" into a guitar wielding skeleton axeman if the child exhibits a preference for rock music by his late teens."
The child, however, has stated that he would prefer not to have a permanent tattoo at all. Pongus-Toffbury said,"Well that's a bit bloody tough isn't it? You've got Bart bloody Simpson grafted on there in dayglo pink until I decide otherwise, you snot-nosed little git."
In a further twist, Matt Groening, creator of Bart Simpson, has insisted that the 3 year old has a trademark symbol tattooed under Bart's image.